Commenting in response to the lockdown announcement, Councillor Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Economy at BCP Council, said:
“We’re determined to do everything we can to support our local businesses through the latest government lockdown. This will be one of our key priorities over the next four weeks. While this weekend’s announcement will undoubtedly place further strain across all sectors, we have confidence in the strength and resilience of our vibrant and dynamic business community.
“We will remain in regular communication with business owners and community leaders, signposting the latest guidance and support that will be made available at both the local and national level through our channels. We hope to receive more information from the government over the coming days and will be issuing further updates this week. At the same time, the Council will be looking closely and quickly around what we can do as a local authority to help our businesses through this tough period.’’